IN THE NIGHT I DID SING by O'Kane Foster

IN THE NIGHT I DID SING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A picture of a Mexican community in the Taos Valley, picturing them as an unassimilated minority of these United States. There is no plot per se -- rather is it a record of the conflict between the Church and the secret sect of the Penitentes, the white tourists, the artists, the Mexicans, parents and children, poverty and debt, the love of the land, the haves and the have nots, blended into a portrait of a people against an overcrowded canvas. There is much of custom, legend, folksong, in sympathetic handling, but the plot seems broken, episodic, symbolic -- and fails to grip.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1942
Publisher: Scribner